Are you ready for some intramural flag football? Written and produced by Bradley Jackson, the Austin-shot Balls Out is a college campus comedy that pokes fun at inspirational fact-based sports films by chronicling the unexpected success of an underdog intramural flag football team. The Panthers have a shot at making some noise in the playoffs if they can get past a tragic loss and fend off opposition from their archrivals, the Titans. Balls Out stars Obvious Child’s Jake Lacy as the Panthers’ captain and features includes three current Saturday Night Live cast members: Beck Bennett as the Titans’ tightly wound captain; Kate McKinnon as Lacy’s overbearing fiancée; and Jay Pharoah as a pothead bleacher bum who amuses himself by calling the games with his pal D.C. Pierson. The Twilight Saga’s Nikki Reed also appears as Bennett’s sister. Directed by Searching for Sonny’s Andrew Disney, Balls Out received its local premiere during last year’s Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg under its original title, Intramural. Balls Out opened June 19 in Austin theaters and is also available for digital and on-demand viewing. Writer/producer Bradley Jackson, who splits his time between Austin and L.A., previously co-wrote the documentary Lord Montagu and is currently at work on the documentary Dealt.
Aired: June 18, 2015
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